When you lay your head down to sleep, think about what you’re grateful for. Go over the day looking for good things that happened for you.

Good things might be surprisingly easy to find. …


New Year’s Energy is magical. But, as we all know, it vanishes within a few days or weeks of New Year’s Day. How can we keep it going throughout the year?

Well, what is it that makes New Year’s Day so exciting? It’s a new start. It’s the beginning of…


A good idea to start the new year with is the minimal habit, starting a habit incredibly small so you can make it habitual. Take the seven minute workout. Though it’s fairly minimal to start, it could still be intimidating. The seven minute workout is typically made up of 12…


You feel kind of dull and sluggish, but don’t really pay attention to it. A notification pops up on your phone: You have not been getting enough sleep. You’ve averaged 6.5 hours of sleep the last 7 days. Based on your recent sleep patterns, you should aim to sleep from…


Journaling is a wonderful daily practice. It has many benefits, like helping solve problems and calm the mind. The benefits have been covered thoroughly, many times, in many places. This article covers the benefits well. But how many people do it? It seems rare. …


David Perell recently interviewed Balaji Srinivasan on his podcast. Balaji talked about encouraging the production of writing that leads to big results in the world. Ideas that can lead to starting billion dollar businesses.

More generally, there seems to be a great need for making content translate into results. There’s…


I’ve been learning about different systems of planning days, months and quarters lately. As much as I love software, I’ve begun to wonder if the best solutions for personal planning might actually be simple templates on paper.

One example is the Daily Manifest. This is a simple, one-page template. It…


As the new year approaches, I’ve been looking at structured journals, which could also be called planners, and general goal setting and tracking advice. Some of the journals I’ve looked at are Living Your Best Year Ever Journal and the Best Self Journal.

Interestingly, the number three comes up a…


There are about 8 billion people in the world. More and more people are escaping poverty. As more and more people live lives free of worry of basic needs like food and shelter, there will be an ever greater need to unlock human potential. …


Building a Second Brain is a popular online course and general set of ideas about consuming information more intentionally and creating more. The course is over $1,000. But like similar online courses, they have a kind of funnel set up to give people an idea of the course contents for free.

I recently stumbled on the Building a Second Brain podcast. I listened to it all today. I was blown away by the quality of the podcast. It’s made up of episodes that are just 5–10 minutes long, each packing a lot usable wisdom.

Not only do online courses like this open up flexible education opportunities, they even benefit people who can’t afford them or hesitate to commit to them with these introductory resources.

Coleman Foley

Software Engineer

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